Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year


2018 Entrepreneur of the Year awardees named

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95 have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year. They will be honored April 19–20 during “Celebration,” Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s conference in Ithaca. Shah and Conine co-founded Wayfair in 2002 and rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home … Continued

Cornellians gather at DC’s African American history museum

In the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, a weathered Cornell banner hangs behind glass, representing the university as one of the first to welcome African American students. On November 18, the Cornell spirit of “… any person … any study” moved from the museum’s walls to fill its halls: … Continued

TCAM 2016: They came, they saw, they connected

Close to 700 members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and the Cornell University Council converged on the Hill for the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM), October 27 to 29. The turnout was the highest ever. The group of alumni leaders from various fields serves as Cornell’s brain trust, helping to chart the university’s course … Continued

Hello and farewell, Class of 2020!

From Arizona to Washington, from Beijing to Paris, Cornell club leaders and other volunteers are giving members of the Class of 2020 a warm “welcome to Cornell” while bidding them joyful hometown farewells. At restaurants, picnic grounds, and alumni homes, 44 send-off celebrations are happening throughout July and August in 30 cities across the US and 14 cities … Continued

Cornell Crab Feast

Crab sells by the bushel in summertime Maryland—and, on June 26, Bill Eaton ’61 had 23 bushels of the region’s biggest crabs delivered to his farm on the eastern shore for the 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast. “Crab is a Maryland staple,” he said. Each summer, Eaton hosts a Crab Feast with his wife, Phyllis, … Continued

An ever-burning flame

Walking into the Spirit of ’31: Passing It Forward ceremony, June 9, at the Carrier Grand Ballroom of Statler Hotel, was like stumbling into a party that had been steadily, lovingly raging for ages. Members of the Classes of ’41, ’46, and ’51—some of whom had parked their walkers and wheelchairs in a corner of … Continued

Then. Now. Always.

Viewed from the Hill at Reunion, the past appears vivid and near. For leaders who organize their class or group events and rally their peers back to campus, Reunion also brings into focus the dynamism of Cornell today and the vitality of Cornell tomorrow. The “would” Alice Katz Berglas ’66 considers Reunion as a “subjunctive” … Continued

Cornell Asia-Pacific leaders unite!

In its eighth year, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference continues to nurture and celebrate the work of an ever-growing group of Cornell club leaders and community builders in the region. Last April 1–2 in Beijing, China, the conference featured several talks, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities, drawing together a delegation of university leaders from the … Continued

Big Red at SXSW Interactive

“We are at a moment in history where technology, globalization, [and] our economy are changing so fast,” said President Barack Obama during his keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference, March 11–15, in Austin, Texas. “This gathering, South by Southwest, brings together people who are at the cutting edge of those changes.” Many of … Continued

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